Help me spend $50 on wine at Trader Joe's! [moved from SF Bay board]
Hey everyone, I got a $50 gift card to Trader Joe's for my birthday, and instead of just using it to buy groceries that I would normally buy, I figured I could buy some nice wines there.
I went to TJ's near Saratoga/Westgate today and here is what I found. Please comment if you have tried any of these wines. I am also open to others, as long as they are available at TJ's. Thanks for your help!!
-2000 Saddleback Cellars, $30
-2000 Rodney Strong Reserve, $30
-2003 Stags Leap Napa Valley, $43
-2000 Tistraya Napa Valley, $28
-2003 Roth, Alexander Valley, $30
-2004 Crane Family Napa Valley, Don Rafaele Estate, $24
-2004 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel, Redwood Valley, Annette's Reserve, $33
-2003 Ridge Winery Merlot, SC Mtns $25
-2002 BV Reserve Tapestry Red, $35
-2000 Crichton Hall Reflexion (Bordeaux style), Napa, $30
I'm also one who checks TJ's for bargains and they have Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut for $12.99 (it's $18.99 at Safeway) which is an excellent California sparkling wine. Also, Ruffino 2004 Chianti at $6.99 (and 10 times better than 2 Buck Chuck)plus Marquis de Caceres 2005 Rioja Rosado and 2005 Rioja Bianco for $5.99, exceptional bargains. Also, they seem to have the best prices on Schramsberg. The Piper-Heidsieck Brut is excellent and an excellent buy.